Well, Apparently KA-BAR does listen to me!! Well maybe me, and hundreds or thousands, of other fans. Either way, at least they are listening! Thank You KA-BAR!!! There is a D2 Extreme "Plain Edge" headed my way. ***Full Disclosure It is new, but it is arriving here via the secondary market. All the dealers seem to be out of stock. At least they were when I checked. It comes to me from a fellow member here. If you are reading this, Thank You Kindly Sir! Feel free to chime in or remain anonymous, your call. I haven't been around here much lately. House sale, New job, New state, New Pandemic, Geo-Political Strife, Climate Change, North Korea, and Dirty Socks have all contributed to my absence. With the list above; What better time to purchase, and learn to use a KA-BAR. In case you can't tell, I'm pretty Excited! I have owned a lot of KA-BAR products. Beckers, Eks, and KA-BARs. I possess a low Beckerhead number. Ironically, not from my prowess with a knife, but rather from my keyboard expertise. I actually developed quite a relationship with a Dog's Head. No, not a beagle skull, a knife. That whole experience is here somewhere. It's a fun knife and I still enjoy it. Much of the reason I have a D2 Extreme headed my way, is due to how well the Dog's Head has performed for me. If the D2 does as well, we will have a long and happy life together. Today's knife enthusiast is presented with a myriad of choices. Powdered Steels, Full Tangs, Cosmic Coffee Bag Micarta all taken from Area 51, or Studio 54, I always get those two mixed up. Both house freaky looking humanoids who really shouldn't exist. Then there is You Tube. You Tube scares me to death! Part of the reason I'm typing right now is You Tube. I have heard Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook are merging. They will call the new site, "You Twit Face" and rightly so. You should have to take a test to post on youtube before you can review a knife. I watched four, D2 Extreme Reviews last night on the tube. One guy couldn't even remember what the handle material was. For the record, It's Kraton G. at least according to KA-BAR's website. Enough about YTF. This is Blade, a knife site. That folks is about all the specs you will get out of me. If you want to see a knife taken out of a box. Change the channel now! If you want me to take a tape measure to it. Brace yourselves for a let down. Life is like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs. Expect both here. It's life with a knife. To ease the minds of those who have to know everything about everything. Here is a link to the D2 Extreme web page. Study all you like. https://www.kabar.com/products/product.jsp?item=1292&rv=true Why so much chat and no knife pictures?? For starters, the knife isn't here yet. Plus, I thought it wise to set the tone of this thread early. and get the BS out of the way.